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  •     Memorial Day, although specifically a day to honor those who died in battle, has become a time to wax nostalgic about those who have gone before.
        The East Hampton Ladies Village Improvement Society, which keeps up the approximately 3,800 trees that grace the streets of the village, offers an opportunity to pay homage to a loved one while helping to defray the nonprofit group’s tree maintenance expenses. A plaque can be placed by an existing tree, or accompany the planting of a new tree, for $750. 

  •     The East Hampton Village Board rolled out some recognition on Friday, starting with a certificate of appreciation for the Garden Club of East Hampton. There to accept the acknowledgment were Diane Paton, Calista Washburn, and Mary Clarke.

  •     Each generation teaches the next, and at East Hampton High School, the oldest grades are teaching the youngest, twice a week, 12 weeks a year, in a second-semester class called Food and Fun.
        “The program is part of our child development and psychology classes,” said Lisa Shaw, the family and consumer sciences teacher.

  •    What despises sunlight and garlic and feasts on meals of blood? The ghoulish and ubiquitous tick, and Brian Kelly of East End Tick Control, which has been in business for 15 years, is the area’s own personal Van Helsing.

  •    Christopher Garetano, the producer and director of “Montauk Chronicles,” which will have its premiere at Gurney’s Inn tomorrow, admits that as a teenager he was “obsessed with the paranormal.”

  • There was tension apparent at polling places on the East End yesterday, and likely around the state as well, as voters were given the chance to approve or reject the first school budgets
  • Charles Soriano, who has served as the East Hampton School District’s assistant superintendent for the past nine years, is moving a few blocks down the road to become the East Hampton Middle School principal.
  •     “This is only the second meeting in what I anticipate will be a somewhat lengthy process,” Andrew Goldstein, chairman of the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals, said when Friday’s meeting turned to a new irrigation system planned for the Maidstone Club’s 27-hole golf course.

  •    How do you know you’re getting old? When the sight of young people lining up all night to buy a pair of sneakers leaves you shaking your head in wonderment.
        That is exactly what occurred at Sneakerology, located beneath London Jewelers just off Main Street in East Hampton, on Friday night, when word got out that a rare Nike sneaker — only 18 pairs — would be available the next morning. A line formed of approximately two dozen hopeful customers.

  •     Posh Pies, a company started by Deborah Braun and her son, Miles, both Water Mill residents, offers mostly organic, 100 percent natural pies of every ilk one can imagine and some one can’t — Southwestern chicken pot pie, strawberry vanilla, Dutch cocoa almond, blueberry lemon, apple caramel, jerk chicken with a corn crust, Moroccan lamb, and many more.

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